About Us

Who we are..
The University of Sheffield Romanian Society was formed in 2007, as part of the University of Sheffield Students Union. Our members include both Romanian and International Students, that share an interest in Romanian culture.

What we've done..
Throughout it's existence, The Romanian Society organized and has taken part in multiple charitable and cultural events. We are proud to have a been part of events such as The International Cultural Evening, Battle of the Bands, Coats for Cachi or World Food Festival, where we succesfully represented our country.

Our mission..
We aim to promote, share and celebrate the Romanian culture, identity and heritage, while providing social opportunities for our members and people outside the society.

Events

past events

International Cultural Evening

1st of March Talisman - Give it a go

RoSoc Spring Party

Octave - Battle of the Bands

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Where can I get essentials? (bed linen & bed sets, kitchen appliances, cutlery, etc.)?


The university has a partnership with click2campus and if you buy anything from them, your items will be delivered directly to your room.

However, if you'd rather buy your essentials from a traditional shop, you can visit the Sheffield city centre where you'll find everything you need. We recommend:

What can I do in my free time?

You can...

I don't know how to cook... Help ?

Don't worry, there are solutions. You can either check out the Student Cooking TV or join the Cooking Society

However, if you don't have time to cook or you don't feel like doing it, you can always check out the Union's places to eat or the other University owned restaurants and fast foods.

Transport

How do I get to Sheffield?

If you are flying from Bucharest we recommend the following route:

From To Duration*
Otopeni International Airport Bucharest - Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield 3h 30min
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield - Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange 35min
Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange - Doncaster Railway Station 5min
Doncaster Railway Station - Sheffield Railway Station 40min

*Travel times are strictly for guidance purposes and vary depending on the transport operator.

An alternative to this route would be flying to Manchester Airport. TAROM, Lufthansa and KLM are some of the airlines that have this destination, however there are only connection flights. The ride from Manchester to Sheffield takes about 1h by train and about 2h by bus;



How to get around Sheffield?

By bus: If you're a student and possess a student card all bus fares will be £1. More information about bus fares can be found here.
By tram: You can use the Supertram Journey Planner to check the fare depending on the length of the trip.

Accommodation

What are the alternatives to the University Accommodations?

Rent a house: The rents (without any bills included) vary from £50 - £90 per person per week in houses which have a number of bedroom between 2 and 10.
Some properties may have the bills of the utilities included in their rent (rarely). The average cost of the bills should be around £50-£55 per month ( during winter): water, gas, electricity and internet. There are a variety of companies which can supply you with those utilities, so choose the one most convenient to you. There is no council or other taxes perceived if you are a student.

Private student accommodation: The rents (usually with bills included) vary from £75 - £130 per person per week, depending on the accommodation type (en-suite bathroom / shared bathroom).

Here are a few links with private student accommodation providers:

Academical

Important Dates

Important dates for the 2015-2016 Academical year:

Autum Semester

  • 21 September 2015 - 26 September 2015 - Intro Week
  • 28 September 2015 - 19 December 2015 - Autumn Semester (part I)
  • 20 December 2015 - 17 January 2016 - Christmas Vacation
  • 18 January 2016 - 6 February 2016 - Autumn Semester (part II)


Spring Semester
  • 8 February 2016 - 19 March 2016 - Spring Semester (part I)
  • 20 March 2016 - 10 April 2016 - Easter Vacation
  • 11 April 2016 - 11 June 2016 - Spring Semester (part II)

Is there a dress code?

Everyone going to University will be wondering about the dressing code in UK. Just bare in mind the fact that you are going to a student-oriented environment, where everyone is coming from different backgrounds, different cultures, and no matter how you dress it will not be regarded as inappropriate.

However, many departments hold end-of-year balls and there are different official events around the University, so it is always advised to pack the little black dress all ladies should have in their wardrobe, and a shirt&tie should save every gentleman's appearance. If your packing is already done and there is no space for an official dress, don't worry - there are plenty of shops in Sheffield.

Work

What to do to be eligible to work in the UK?

In 2014 EU restrictions were removed, allowing nationals of Bulgaria and Romania "free movement" to the UK. However, in order to work legally, you must apply for a National Insurance Number.

The National Insurance number is a number used in the United Kingdom in the administration of the National Insurance or social security system. It is also used for some purposes in the UK tax system. The number is described by the United Kingdom government as a "personal account number". Because it is one of two numbers (along with the NHS number) allocated to almost every adult resident of the country, it is used for some limited purposes to check identity.
For more details you can check the National Insurance Number Wikipedia Page. In order to apply for a NINo you have to make an appointment at 0845 600 0643. After getting an appointment you have to present the following documents:

  • - Certificate of Student Status, which can be obtained from the SSiD in the Students Union
  • - Passport, national ID and/or driver's license (if you have one), student ID and any other proof of identity that you may have;
  • - Proof of address: your accommodation contract or a gas/phone/electricity bill;

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